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Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-Are/were you married?
-Do you have any children together, if so how old are they and what are the arrangements for them?
-Is her name on the title of the property?
-Are there any declarations of trust or formal agreements in place?
-Was there ever an intention that she will be entitled to a share of the property?
What is the charge that she has registered and has she issued a court application, if so what?
Is the house still in negative equity, if not how much equity is there? What is her basis for £26,000?
Thank you - was there any agreement with her father that he/she would ever be compensated for his contribution? Is his contribution actually £26,000?
Thank you for confirming. I find it surprising that a restriction has been registered on the title. As you were only cohabiting and not married she has no beneficial interest to the property and is usually only able to register a charge by virtue of marriage or if there is a court order in place.
As you were only cohabiting and in the absence of any formal agreements regarding contributions, she is not entitled to anything from the property and it is down to her to prove that there was intention. If there is no agreement reached it would be for her to pursue a claim to the county court to obtain a share or compensation regarding her alleged contributions and the court will assess all the circumstances of the case and decide whether there is evidence to indicate an intention.
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